As many of you already know, we just got back from a 40-day trip out west in our RV. If you didn't know here's the cliff notes:

  • We homeschool our kids.
  • We like to travel and use trips to enhance our kids' education.
  • Our latest trip included stops at Yellowstone NP, Grand Teton NP, Mount Rushmore, The Badlands, and more.
Here's a couple pics just for fun 🙂

We travel in a 19' travel trailer, and much of the time we're functioning with no electrical supply. What does that mean? Limited space and no coffee maker.

In the past we've used a french press, which works just fine, but this year I wanted to use something that would make cleanup a breeze. Enter the Aeropress.

If you don't already know, an Aeropress is a "coffee press that uses a rapid, total immersion brewing process to make smooth, delicious, full flavored coffee without bitterness and with low acidity." - Aeropress on amazon

Translation: it's a 3-part plastic contraption that allows you to brew a cup of coffee in a fun, unique way. Here's what it looks like:


Basically, what you do is this:
  1. Put a filter into the little black cap + attach it to the bottom of the outer chamber.
  2. Add in your finely ground coffee.
  3. Pour in your water.
  4. Give it a stir and press down the plunger.
Voila. A delicious cup of coffee in just a couple minutes!

Here's why I like the Aeropress for camping.
  1. It's super easy to clean.
  2. It's plastic, so it's not going to break.
Honestly, I know people that use the Aeropress daily. That's not for me. When I'm living my normal life I like to use a Hario V60.  But for camping, the Aeropress is my new go-to.

If you find yourself in need of a new coffee brewing contraption you may want to try out the Aeropress or Aeropress Go. The Aeropress Go is the one we have, and it's nice because it comes with a container that doubles as a mug. If you get one and you want a few tips on how to brew a great cup of coffee here's a video from someone who really knows what he's doing!

Because there's a better way,

ps. Have you ever used an aeropress? Did you love it or hate it? Let us know in the comments below.
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